Gérard Lartigue

Gérard Lartigue

Renowned Artist Renowned Artist

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Muret (31), France
90 works

Gérard Lartigue seeks Rodin’s truth, the truth which enables beauty to be manifested. To represent the human face and body, one must explore the volumes under the skin, muscle tension and bone structure.

Three decades immortalising the beauty of the body

Gérard Lartigue's work alternates between the forces of Eros (eroticism) and Thanatos (death). The artist believes firmly in the ability of forms and material to recreate life. Starting out as a painter, he has been a full-time artist for thirty years.

Lartique’s work is no longer a simple representation, it is now a living artwork. He considers himself to be a citizen of the world and a witness of our era, living in the present moment, free from his past. He spent his childhood and teenage years on another continent, America.

Hand gestures as a universal language, journey after journey

Later, Gérard Lartigue travelled primarily in Europe. Fluent in three languages, he managed to make himself understood almost everywhere he went, primarily using his hands. He explores human nature, going beyond the filters of culture, nation, social positions, profession, etc., and has become a highly skilled portrait artist. Drawing has always been the foundation of his art.

Lartigue works with different materials, from stone to marble, clay, plaster and bronze. He goes beyond figurative presence, exploring the deeper layers that affect time, the intangible, and the connection between matter and spirit.

In 2017, the renowned French writer Michel Houllebecq said, "Your bust of me is impressive. The earthy material has extreme expressive power."

"Artworks created from a vision that looks deep into the human being. From inert matter come expressive, lively faces." Painter and art critic Ksenia Milicevic.

Read Gérard Lartigue's Interview on the KAZoART Blog: https://www.kazoart.com/blog/en/artist-interview-%E2%80%A2-in-the-studio-with-gerard-lartigue/

Sculpture workshop, Barcelona Academy of Arts, Barcelona. 2015

Lost wax bronze casting workshop, Rieumes. 2014

Drawing workshop, Croix-Baragnon, Toulouse. 1997-1999

One-year grant for his project on the current image in art - Fondo Nacional para la Cultura y las Artes (FONCA). Young creators, Mexico. 1995

Drawing workshop, Hovedskous Malarskola, Gotebourg, Sweden. 1989

National School of Fine Arts, National University of Mexico, Mexico City. 1985-1989

Les Pionniers de l’Aéropostale, Hotel Le Grand Balcon, Toulouse. 2017

Charlie Hebdo journalists, Fête de l’Humanité, Paris. 2015

Ombres et lumières d’écrivains, Ombres blanches bookstore, Toulouse. 2015

Arteria Exhibition, Monzón, Spain. 2015

Estación Coyoacán, Mexico City, Mexico. 2012

Gallery of the Scarf, Toulouse. 2011

Cultural area of the nuclear medicine centre, Dijon. 2010

Grand E’terna Gallery, Paris. 2010 and 2009

Instituto de cultura de Baja California, Tijuana, Mexico. 2006

ArtWalk, San Diego, United States. 2006

Espace Bateau-Lavoir, Paris. 1999

Agora Gallery, New York, United States. 1997

Peligro! Gallery, New Orleans, United States. 1996

Southside Gallery, Oxford, United States. 1995

Visus Gallery, Gotenburg, Sweden. 1988

Gérard Lartigue's artwork

Iris
Iris
$2,953
Terracotta Sculpture (46 x 18 cm)
Le souffleur d'âmes
Le souffleur d'âmes
$5,433
Bronze Sculpture (22 x 29 cm)
Michel houellebecq
Michel houellebecq
$10,039
Bronze Sculpture (31 x 45 cm)
Vénus de muret
Vénus de muret
$3,425
Marble Sculpture (16 x 25 cm)
Thétis
Thétis
$827
Terracotta Sculpture (7 x 26 cm)
L'hespéride
L'hespéride
$1,063
Terracotta Sculpture (26 x 7 cm)
Le mystère
Le mystère
$177
Digital Prints (20 x 20 cm)
La résistante
La résistante
$260
Digital Prints (20 x 30 cm)
Jeune fille dans les ondes
Jeune fille dans les ondes
$260
Digital Prints (20 x 30 cm)
Les pensées du modèle dans l'air
Les pensées du modèle dans l'air
$260
Digital Prints (20 x 30 cm)
Entre le ciel et la terre
Entre le ciel et la terre
$1,772
Terracotta Sculpture (11 x 43 cm)
La soldate
La soldate
$1,535
Terracotta Sculpture (16 x 49 cm)
Maternité marbrée
Maternité marbrée
$2,126
Marble Sculpture (9 x 23 cm)
La muse rêveuse
La muse rêveuse
$8,267
Marble Sculpture (70 x 45 cm)
Recueillement
Recueillement
$1,299
Terracotta Sculpture (32 x 12 cm)
Ondulation
Ondulation
$2,008
Terracotta Sculpture (36 x 12 cm)
Méduse ou le regard pétrifié
Méduse ou le regard pétrifié
$10,629
Marble Sculpture (31 x 40 cm)
La pose classique
La pose classique
$2,008
Terracotta Sculpture (14 x 56 cm)
Nature perçante
Nature perçante
$1,535
Terracotta Sculpture (33 x 16 cm)
La crête lithique
La crête lithique
$3,425
Marble Sculpture (29 x 17 cm)
Au balcon
Au balcon
$945
Terracotta Sculpture (23 x 26 cm)
Huit mois et demi
Huit mois et demi
$1,417
Terracotta Sculpture (15 x 41 cm)
La crête iliaque
La crête iliaque
$5,905
Oil painting (90 x 90 cm)
Les trois grâces
Les trois grâces
$3,071
Mixed media (40 x 60 cm)
La trêve
La trêve
$3,071
Mixed media (40 x 60 cm)
La lectrice
La lectrice
$4,724
Mixed media (89 x 116 cm)
Angoisse
Angoisse
$3,071
Mixed media (40 x 60 cm)
Drap-matique
Drap-matique
$7,086
Mixed media (97 x 130 cm)
Simone veil
Simone veil
$10,629
Bronze Sculpture (54 x 37 cm)
Le fumeur
Le fumeur
$1,063
Terracotta Sculpture (14 x 50 cm)
Sans tête
Sans tête
$1,063
Terracotta Sculpture (48 x 8 cm)
La romaine
La romaine
$1,535
Terracotta Sculpture (18 x 52 cm)
Rêve de soleil
Rêve de soleil
$3,425
Bronze Sculpture (37 x 10 cm)
Sur la défensive
Sur la défensive
$354
Terracotta Sculpture (8 x 20 cm)
Arc
Arc
$354
Terracotta Sculpture (17 x 14 cm)
Personnage anonyme
Personnage anonyme
$1,063
Terracotta Sculpture (17 x 23 cm)
Blottie sans tête
Blottie sans tête
$354
Terracotta Sculpture (8 x 8 cm)
Corps ciseaux
Corps ciseaux
$709
Terracotta Sculpture (21 x 3 cm)
Torsion
Torsion
$472
Terracotta Sculpture (9 x 15 cm)
Le foyer
Le foyer
$827
Terracotta Sculpture (17 x 19 cm)
Le pont
Le pont
$1,063
Terracotta Sculpture (34 x 16 cm)
La force de l'âge
La force de l'âge
$650
Terracotta Sculpture (12 x 23 cm)
Chloé
Chloé
$2,362
Terracotta Sculpture (26 x 40 cm)
Les aimants
Les aimants
$4,960
Bronze Sculpture (26 x 41 cm)
Carole
Carole
$1,772
Terracotta Sculpture (20 x 38 cm)
Cris étouffés
Cris étouffés
$2,480
Marble Sculpture (35 x 28 cm)
Méfiance
Méfiance
$5,315
Marble Sculpture (24 x 37 cm)
Vénus asymétrique
Vénus asymétrique
$650
Terracotta Sculpture (8 x 21 cm)
Contrepoids
Contrepoids
$2,598
Terracotta Sculpture (28 x 53 cm)
David bowie
David bowie
$2,953
Terracotta Sculpture (25 x 40 cm)
Vénus volcanique
Vénus volcanique
$827
Terracotta Sculpture (14 x 38 cm)
Caressée par le vent
Caressée par le vent
$768
Terracotta Sculpture (6 x 24 cm)
Concavité maternelle
Concavité maternelle
$827
Terracotta Sculpture (18 x 16 cm)
Ouverture et paix
Ouverture et paix
$177
Pencil drawing (21 x 30 cm)
Femme nue au soleil
Femme nue au soleil
$177
Pencil drawing (30 x 21 cm)
Vénus sur un genou
Vénus sur un genou
$709
Terracotta Sculpture (10 x 15 cm)
L'art en soi
L'art en soi
$827
Terracotta Sculpture (30 x 19 cm)
Abbé pierre - hommage
Abbé pierre - hommage
$2,953
Terracotta Sculpture (36 x 41 cm)
Vénus minérale
Vénus minérale
$709
Terracotta Sculpture (14 x 23 cm)
Le regard d'un sculpteur - hommage à giacometti
Le regard d'un sculpteur - hommage à giacometti
$11,220
Bronze Sculpture (30 x 64 cm)

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